What is ONWARD?

2019 marks Yext’s fourth annual ONWARD conference. Last year, the sold-out ONWARD18 conference demonstrated to attendees the power of knowledge. Experts in technology and marketing taught us how AI is transforming the consumer search experience — and how business leaders and digital marketers can harness these changes to reach more customers.

This October 29–30, Yext will host ONWARD19: The Future of Search at the New York Marriott Marquis. More than 1,600 attendees will continue to explore the paradigm shift in consumer search from keywords and chaotic results to questions and verified answers. Attendees from a broad range of industries — including healthcare, insurance and other financial services, retail, automotive, food services, and more — will take away a greater understanding of how to answer the questions that begin the customer journey, and actionable strategies for meeting consumers where they search.

Gavin DeGraw

Enjoy a performance from Gavin DeGraw at the Evening Bash on October 30.

ONWARD18 by the Numbers

  • 28 Breakout Sessions
  • 100+ Speakers
  • 1,200+ Attendees

Revisit ONWARD18 Content

Opening Keynote: Knowledge is Power

Explore what brands must do to win in the era of intelligent search.

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Cultivate a bigger, better global network.

Inspiration from big thinkers, innovators and more.

Attend an out-of-this-world party.

Justify Your Trip

Want to attend ONWARD19 but need a little help convincing your boss? We put together a sample letter to help make the ask easier for you.